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February 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm in reply to: Why would you recommend something with such bad reviews? #186446 Report Abuse
Hi! I think the best thing to do if you have concerns about a specific product or its reviews, I would recommend consulting with your veterinarian or a trusted pet nutrition expert for guidance. They may be able to provide additional insight and help you make an informed decision.February 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm in reply to: Sunday Fowl Droppings: In which the Orioles ought to consider in direction of ge #186445 Report Abuse
Thanks for the information!February 22, 2023 at 6:58 pm in reply to: Affordable dog kibble brands #186444 Report Abuse
Hi! There are several options for affordable kibble that you may want to consider for your shepherd mix:
Diamond Naturals: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and rice, lamb and rice, and beef and rice. A 40-pound bag typically costs around $35.
Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and brown rice, lamb and brown rice, and fish and brown rice. A 30-pound bag typically costs around $50.
Victor Classic: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and rice, beef and rice, and lamb and rice. A 40-pound bag typically costs around $35.
Hill’s Science Diet: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and barley, lamb and rice, and beef and brown rice. A 30-pound bag typically costs around $50.
It’s always important to transition your dog to a new food slowly, to avoid upsetting their stomach. Start by mixing a small amount of the new food in with their current food and gradually increasing the amount over several days. Also, be sure to choose a formula that meets your dog’s specific nutritional needs based on their age, activity level, and any health issues they may have.January 19, 2023 at 10:36 am in reply to: Dicalcium Phosphate #185810 Report Abuse
Dicalcium phosphate is a source of calcium and phosphorus that is commonly used as a dietary supplement in dog food. It is considered safe for dogs to consume in appropriate amounts, and it is not listed as a controversial ingredient by most reputable sources. However, as with any ingredient, over consumption or in certain conditions like renal insufficiency, could cause problems and should be carefully monitored.
It is true that dicalcium phosphate can be difficult for some dogs to absorb, and if consumed in large amounts, it could potentially lead to the formation of kidney stones. However, it is important to note that this is not a common occurrence and it would typically only happen if a dog is consuming excessive amounts of the ingredient.
Tricalcium phosphate is another source of calcium and phosphorus that is also commonly used in dog food. It is considered safe for dogs to consume in appropriate amounts, and it is not listed as a controversial ingredient by most reputable sources. It is also a more easily absorbed form of calcium than dicalcium phosphate.
It’s always a good idea to read the ingredient list of your dog’s food carefully and to be mindful of the amounts of certain ingredients, such as calcium and phosphorus, that your dog is consuming.
It’s also a good idea to check with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your dog’s diet or if your dog has any underlying health conditions that could be affected by its diet.
In general, it’s important to provide a balanced diet to your dog, avoiding excessive amounts of any ingredient and providing a balanced ratio of macronutrients, minerals and vitamins.January 19, 2023 at 10:35 am in reply to: List of Controversial Ingredients #185809 Report Abuse
There are several ingredients that are commonly flagged as controversial or potentially harmful in dog food. Some of these include:
By-products: This can include animal parts such as feet, beaks, and organs that are not typically consumed by humans.
Meat and bone meal: This is a rendered product that can contain animal parts from any species, including roadkill and euthanized animals.
Artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors: These can be harmful to dogs and may be linked to health problems such as cancer.
Propylene glycol: A chemical used to keep semi-moist foods moist, which is banned in cat food by the FDA but is allowed in dog food.
Grains such as corn, wheat, and soy: These can be difficult for dogs to digest and can cause allergic reactions in some dogs.
Carrageenan: A thickener and emulsifier derived from red seaweed, it can cause gastrointestinal inflammation and other health issues.
BHA, BHT and Ethoxyquin: These are synthetic antioxidants used to preserve the fat in pet foods, they have been linked to cancer and other health issues.
It’s also important to note that some ingredients may be used in small amounts and not be harmful, but when used in high amounts, they can cause health issues.
It’s always a good idea to read the ingredient list carefully and to look for a product that uses high-quality, whole ingredients. It’s also a good idea to check for certifications such as AAFCO, USDA or FDA certifications, which indicate that the product meets certain standards for nutrition.
I hope this information is helpful for you in making informed decisions about the food and treats you provide for your dog.January 19, 2023 at 10:32 am in reply to: Need feeding advice please #185808 Report Abuse
After having half of his intestines removed, it’s important to be mindful of the types of foods you’re giving him in order to support his recovery and help him maintain a healthy weight.
One thing you can try is to work with a veterinary nutritionist who can help you create a diet plan that is tailored to your dog’s specific needs. They will be able to take into account the fact that your dog has had a surgical procedure and recommend a diet that is easy to digest, low in fiber and high in protein.
It may be helpful to include more easily digestible protein sources such as boiled chicken, fish, or eggs. Additionally, you can try adding small amounts of well-cooked white rice, which can help to bind the stools and provide a source of energy. You can also try adding small amounts of boiled sweet potatoes or white potatoes as a source of carbohydrates.
It is also important to avoid high-fiber foods such as legumes, raw fruits and vegetables, and grains. Also, be sure to avoid fatty foods and table scraps, as they can be difficult to digest and can cause diarrhea.
It’s important to note that you should introduce new foods slowly, to give your dog’s body time to adjust. Also, you should monitor his stools for any changes, and adjust his diet accordingly.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the recovery process after such surgery can take time and it’s important to be patient and consistent in providing the right diet and not to make sudden changes.
It’s also a good idea to keep in close contact with your vet during this time to make sure your dog is on the right track and to adjust his diet as needed.January 11, 2023 at 9:15 am in reply to: transitioning to grain inclusive #185755 Report Abuse
There is always risk associated with eating! And I find it even more terrible with our dogs, because they can’t tell us directly if any of the ingredients in their food are bad for them.January 11, 2023 at 9:13 am in reply to: Please help- best dry food for a dog with Acid Relux #185754 Report Abuse
I hope your dog are doing better!January 6, 2023 at 10:19 am in reply to: Hydrolyzed Dog Food Options in 2021 #185727 Report Abuse
I hope you have been able to find some food that is good for your pet and meets the nutritional requirements it needs.January 6, 2023 at 10:17 am in reply to: Jiminy dog food #185726 Report Abuse
It sounds a bit strange to me that a dog food is made of crickets and grubs, but I think it’s best to ask a vetJanuary 6, 2023 at 10:15 am in reply to: Something’s Wrong at Wellness or Amazon #185725 Report Abuse
It’s good that you were able to change your dog’s food, you finally got an answer from Wellness?January 4, 2023 at 10:14 am in reply to: What is a Beefcheek roll? Answers ahead #185720 Report Abuse
Hi! thank you for explain what is beefcheekJanuary 4, 2023 at 10:13 am in reply to: Need Suggestions for Best Nutritional Dog food? #185718 Report Abuse
Yes, is goodJanuary 4, 2023 at 10:13 am in reply to: High quality food that will help my dog lose weight and not poop so much? #185717 Report Abuse
I recommend NOMADE, is very goodDecember 30, 2022 at 11:18 am in reply to: Wondering why foods with high pea/bean content still on recommended list… #185662 Report Abuse
I agree , please review/investigate this topicDecember 30, 2022 at 11:15 am in reply to: Transitioning Puppy Off Hill’s Science Diet “Biome” advice? #185661 Report Abuse
Thank you LE T for sharing the linkDecember 30, 2022 at 11:14 am in reply to: Looking for LARGE kibble dry food #185660 Report Abuse
You can try NomadeDecember 29, 2022 at 9:42 am in reply to: Am I feeding my pup right? #185649 Report Abuse
I recommend asking a vet if those portions are okay, but I think they are okay.December 29, 2022 at 9:40 am in reply to: Expiration on kibble question #185648 Report Abuse
It must be added that so many preservatives are not good for our animalsDecember 29, 2022 at 9:36 am in reply to: Extreme Allergies and weight loss #185647 Report Abuse
I hope your dog is feeling better, I recommend you prepare food for him for a while, so that his system is cleaned of the processed food